Exploring SecOps Tools: Securing Passwords with hashcat

SecOps 2022    |    Intermediate
  • 11 Videos | 1h 8m 58s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
hashcat is a popular password cracking tool which is often used in ethical hacking exercises by penetration testers and sysadmins. It is, however, often also used for illicit purposes by cybercriminals and spies to compromise and breach vulnerabilities. Explore the many features and capabilities of the hashcat tool, and discover the purpose and vulnerabilities password hashes present. Explore the characteristics of the core hashcat attack modes that include dictionary attacks, combinator attacks, brute-force attacks, hybrid attacks, and association attacks. Explore how to download and install hashcat and discover techniques to crack passcodes. Lastly, explore requirements for building a capable password cracking systems and explore the required steps to successfully crack a WPA/WPA2 using hashcat. Upon completion, you'll be able to secure passwords using hashcat.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
    list the tools found in the hashcat suite
    recognize the many hashcat features
    outline the use of password hashes
    recognize characteristics of core attack modes, including dictionary attack, combinator attack, brute-force attack, hybrid attack, and association attack
    download and install hashcat
  • crack a password using hashcat
    outline the use of rule-based attacks and toggle-case attacks
    identify recommended specifications when building a password cracking system
    crack WPA/WPA2 security using hashcat
    summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

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